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Bruce Leighton Stevens

June 20, 1953 — February 17, 2024

Bruce L. Stevens of Bainbridge Island, WA, passed away on February 17, 2024, surrounded by his loving family and friends after a brief illness. Bruce was born June 20, 1953 in Milton, MA to Pauline (Forbes) and Robert K. Stevens of Quincy, MA, and grew up in Lenox, MA, where he attended Lenox public schools and graduated from Lenox Memorial High School in 1971. He went on to earn his B.S. in Biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, in 1975. Bruce spent the following year in Breckenridge, CO, living the dream of being a skier. In 1977 he moved to Boston, MA where he worked at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. Bruce later attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ where he earned an MBA in Marketing and met the love of his life, Ivy Steinmann.


Ivy and Bruce married in Tucson, AZ on March 10, 1984. They lived in Denver, CO, where he was employed by Pulte Hornes, and later by Mountain Bell/US WEST. In 1987, they moved to Bainbridge Island, WA, worked in Seattle and welcomed their son, Robert.


Bruce earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1969, in Lenox, MA and continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts as a Scout Master on Bainbridge. His other hobbies and interests included skiing, finish woodworking, fishing, elk hunting, gardening, history, and most importantly spending time with his family and friends.


Bruce enjoyed life to its fullest. He was incredibly generous, kind, would willingly help a friend, and had a quick wit. He gave us the best of himself. Everyone who was lucky enough to have Bruce in their life will miss him tremendously, and smile (and chuckle} at memories shared. Especially the fish tales.


Bruce is survived by his wife Ivy S. Stevens and son Robert L. Stevens both of Bainbridge Island, WA, sister Paula Limongelli (John) of Manchester, NH, sister Jane Warnock (Doug) of Pocatello, ID, brother-in-law William Watson of Annapolis, MD, sister-in-law Holly Pleiter (Jack) of Scottsdale, AZ, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Pauline and Robert Stevens, sister Elizabeth Watson, nephew Lucas Watson, and mother-in-law Laure Steinmann.


Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home of Bainbridge Island, WA.

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